The Wilson Times

Sunday, December 15, 2013 8:49 PM


Katherine Page Hoeferkamp and William Michael McDanel of Boulder, Colo., were married Oct. 26 in a 4 p.m. ceremony at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Wilson. The Rev. Marty Stebbins officiated.

The bride is the daughter of John and Melanie Hoeferkamp of Wilson. She is the granddaughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Harold Hoeferkamp of Gulf Shores, Ala., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Andrew H. Thompson of Roanoke, Va. She graduated from Hunt High School and N.C. State University and Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master’s degree in chemical engineering. She is a professional research assistant for the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Colorado-Boulder.

The groom is the son of Greg and Tracey McDanel of Monroe and the grandson of Mrs. Jane McDanel and the late Mr. Richard McDanel of Hiddenite and the late Mr. and Mrs. William Heisler of Monroe. He graduated from Parkwood High School in Monroe and N.C. State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering. He is a PhD student in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Colorado-Boulder.

Escorted by her father, the bride wore an ivory silk organza and tulle bridal ball gown by Tara Keely. The gown featured a strapless sweetheart neckline with a hand-draped silk organza bodice and a James Clifford, hand-beaded and jeweled tulle belt accented with Swarovski crystals and miniature three-dimensional flowers. For her headpiece, she chose a chapel-length veil with a low bouffant fashioned with rhinestones scattered throughout. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of antique fall color hydrangea, dark blue delphinium, salmon David Alston roses, purple and peach dahlias, and peach hypericum berries with an ivory ribbon.

Maid of honor was Victoria Faith High of Bailey. Bridesmaids were Holly McDanel of Charlotte and Joanne McDanel of Monroe, sisters of the groom. Flower girl was Evie Covert of Midlothian, Va., cousin of the bride.

Best men were Mitchel Johnson of Charlotte and Jacob Thelen of Berkeley, Calif. Groomsman was Samuel Pence Hoeferkamp, brother of the bride. Ring bearer was Campbell Allport Blackburn, cousin of the bride. Crucifer was Col. Richard Hoeferkamp, uncle and godfather of the bride.

Wedding music was provided by Philip Valera. The directors were Carol Putney, Sharyn Hardister and Lee Wilhelm. A reception at The Leaning Tree in Bailey followed the ceremony. Hosts were the bride’s parents.

On the eve of the wedding, the groom’s parents were hosts for a rehearsal dinner at Something Different. A bridesmaids’ luncheon was also held the same day at Quince. Hostesses were Mary Hunter Barrow, the bride’s aunt; and Hunter Barber and Sara Palmer, the bride’s cousins.

Mr. and Mrs. McDanel have returned from a wedding trip to Lake Lure. They live in Boulder.

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